PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius [NOOK Book]

Overview

WHIP UP SOME FIENDISHLY FUN PICAXE MICROCONTROLLER DEVICES

"Ron has worked hard to explain how the PICAXE system operates through simple examples, and I'm sure his easy-to-read style will help many people progress with their PICAXE projects." --From the Foreword by Clive Seager, Revolution Education Ltd.


...
See more details below
PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$27.00
BN.com price

Overview

WHIP UP SOME FIENDISHLY FUN PICAXE MICROCONTROLLER DEVICES

"Ron has worked hard to explain how the PICAXE system operates through simple examples, and I'm sure his easy-to-read style will help many people progress with their PICAXE projects." --From the Foreword by Clive Seager, Revolution Education Ltd.



This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to program, build, and debug a variety of PICAXE microcontroller projects. PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius gets you started with programming and I/O interfacing right away, and then shows you how to develop a master processor circuit.



From "Hello, World!" to "Hail, Octavius!"

All the projects in Part I can be accomplished using either an M or M2 class PICAXE processor, and Part II adds 20X2-based master processor projects to the mix. Part III culminates in the creation of Octavius--a sophisticated robotics experimentation platform featuring a 40X2 master processor and eight breadboard stations which allow you to develop intelligent peripherals to augment Octavius' functioning. The only limit is your imagination!



PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius:



  • Features step-by-step instructions and helpful photos and illustrations

  • Allows you to customize each project for your purposes

  • Offers all the programs in the book free for download

  • Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources



Build these and other devious devices:



  • Simple mini-stereo jack adapter

  • USBS-PA3 PICAXE programming adapter

  • Power supply

  • Three-state digital logic probe

  • 20X2 master processor circuit

  • TV-R input module

  • 8-bit parallel 16X2 LCD board

  • Serialized 16X2 LCD

  • Serialized 4X4 matrix keypad

  • SPI 4-digit LED display

  • Countdown timer

  • Programmable, multi-function peripheral device and operating system

  • Octavius--advanced robotics experimentation platform

  • L298 dual DC motor controller board





Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze.



Make Great Stuff!

TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071703277
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 8/12/2010
  • Series: Evil Genius
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Ron Hackett has more than 30 years' experience in the fields of education and psychology. He has taught mathematics, psychology, and computer science courses at high school and college levels, and in-service courses for teachers in the use of microcomputers in the classroom setting. Ron has published 20 PICAXE-related articles for Nuts & Volts and SERVO magazines. He also designed the "Brain-Alpha" PC board used in the popular SERVO TankBot robot. His website is www.JRHackett.net.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Part One: PICAXE Basics; Chapter 1. Introduction to PICAXE Programming and Projects; Chapter 2. Introduction to Stripboard Circuits; Chapter 3. Designing and Building a +5V Regulated Power Supply; Chapter 4. Hardware Overview of the PICAXE M2-class Processors; Chapter 5. The Ins and Outs of PICAXE Interfacing; Chapter 6. Introduction to ADC Inputs on M2-class Processors; Part Two: PICAXE Peripheral Projects; Chapter 7. Introduction to the PICAXE-20X2 Processor; Chapter 8. Infared Input from a TV Remote Control; Chapter 9. Interfacing Parallel LCDs; Chapter 10. Serializing a Parallel LCD; Chapter 11. Interfacing Keypads; Chapter 12. SPI Communication; Chapter 13. Background Timing on the 20X2 Processor; Chapter 14. Constructing a Programmable Multifunction Peripheral Device; Chapter 15. Developing Software for the Evil Genius MPD; Part Three: Octavius: An Advanced Robotics Experimentation Platform;; Chapter 16. Birthing Octavius; Chapter 17. Driving Octavius; Chapter 18. Programming Octavius; Epilogue: What's Next for Octavius?; Index
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)